The Taylorville City Council met in their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night at the Taylorville Municipal Building. The council approved Police Chief Brian Hile’s appointment of Vince Childers as his Deputy Police Chief, in a unanimous vote. Childers took his oath of office, and shook hands with the council.
Another item on the agenda regarded a resolution for maintenance to city streets. The resolution got tricky when it came to where the funds will come from for the projects. Alderman Larry Budd was against the resolution, saying how money the city would get for projects such as this through the motor fuel tax funds the city receives from the state, would not reimburse funds used from the city’s general fund on the projects.
Alderman Rob Heberling said how funding projects the way the resolution funded them was simply allowing the city to skip a step of transferring funds across various city bank accounts.
City Attorney Rocci Romano attempted to explain the resolution in further detail.
Romano went on to say that if funds are used out of the general fund for projects that could use motor fuel tax money, the general fund can be reimbursed through money from the motor fuel tax.
Ultimately the resolution passed by a vote of 5 to 2 with 1 abstain.